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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, May 13, 1945, Image 83

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News Cr Features
In Pictures
W)t Sunday
Heroes of »
Gravure Section
May IS, 1945
For "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life
above and beyond the cad of duty in furtherance of vital offensive oper
ations as commanding officer of a United States submarine dating
oction m enemy-controlled waters * Comdr. Fbckey, 31, recently was
awarded Hie Congressional Medal of Honor, this Nation's highest euK
tory decoration. While the exploit was termed "as colorful as it was
goHont," details havenbt been disclosed because of security regulations.
The citation odlylauded the naval officer's "outstanding valor and
leadership and the aggressive fighting spirit of the officers and men
under his command throughout the fulfillment of o hazardous mission."
In addition to the Congressional Medal of Honor, Comdr. Fbckey
wears two Navy Crosses. The first was awarded for "mteKgeatiy
planned and well executed attacks resulting in the smkbg of five enemy
vessels totaling 47,500 tons." In addition, the citation reods, he en
gaged in two daring gen battles which resulted in the
res wen for branching
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ogamst enemy swppuvQ •so covppqt nans which tuuirco m m
of a tanker, two freighters and n warship, totaling 42jQQ0
vessel also rescued 14 British and Anstralion prisoners ef way,
of a torpedoed enemy transport en route from Singapore to/
A native Wosbmgtonion, Comdr. Flnckey attended Wi
School and Columbian Preparatory School, ond, in 1935, wos
tnm|i lit ifimppp JscppooiPn;, .fin se^op op ppmesw^i^ppp PWl
ers before his transfer to lehmenee dnty n Jenenry, 1999. He PM
resides e^i
This is one of a series of portraits of our decorated fighting men by
Newmon Snddntb ef Tbe Sters art staff. P
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